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Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999

With Eclat: The Boston Athenaeum and the Origin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

by Hina Hirayama

A detailed history of the Boston Athenæum’s historic role in the founding of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion After the Black Death

by Katherine L. French

French argues that medieval laywomen both coped with the chaotic changes following the plague and justified their own changing behavior by participating in local religion. Through active engagement in the parish...


The A to Z of Iceland

by Gudmundur Halfdanarson

The A to Z of Iceland traces Iceland's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading. This is done through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds...


Inventing the Egghead: The Battle over Brainpower in American Culture

by Aaron Lecklider

Throughout the twentieth century, popular songs, magazine articles, plays, posters, and novels alternated between representing intelligence as empowering and as threatening. In Inventing the Egghead, Aaron Lecklider...


Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of Ameica

by Terry Eagleton

An irreverent trip through American culture by a critic who “cracks jokes as easily as one would crack walnut shells” (Washington Post). Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British,...


History and the Testimony of Language

by Christopher Ehret

This book is about history and the practical power of language to reveal historical change. Christopher Ehret offers a methodological guide to applying language evidence in historical studies. He demonstrates...


Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

by Eric Rath

How did one dine with a shogun? Or make solid gold soup, sculpt with a fish, or turn seaweed into a symbol of happiness? In this fresh look at Japanese culinary history, Eric C. Rath delves into the writings...


Killer 'Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928

by Robert Mykle

On the night of September 16, 1928, a hurricane swung up from Puerto Rico and collided, quite unexpectedly, with Palm Beach, Florida. The powerful winds from the storm burst a dike and sent a twenty-foot wall...


The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East

by David McMurray & Amanda Ufheil-Somers

The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian...


Red Sun Rising: Japan, China and the West: 1894-1941

by Nick Shepley

In the second half of the 19th Century, Japan awoke from centuries of isolation to be a surprising and warlike challenge to European power in Asia. This ebook charts the rise of Japan's power and her dominion...


All About: Glorious Greeks

by P S Quick

This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for ancient Greeks. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the...


Hitler's Rival: Ernst Th?lmann in Myth and Memory

by Russel Lemmons

Throughout the 1920s, German politician and activist Ernst Thälmann (1886--1944) was the leader of the largest Communist Party organization outside the Soviet Union. Thälmann was the most prominent left-wing...


The New Mind of the South

by Tracy Thompson

There are those who say the South has disappeared. But in her groundbreaking, thought-provoking exploration of the region, Tracy Thompson, a Georgia native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, asserts that it has merely...


Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela

by Rory Carroll

The inside story of Hugo Chavez’s rule and complex legacy

Few leaders in our time have been as divisive and enigmatic as the late Hugo Chavez. In Comandante, acclaimed journalist Rory Carroll tells the inside...


Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

by Ben Thompson

From the Ben Thompson, author of Badass: The Birth of a Legend, comes a collection of history’s most awe-inspiring duels and showdowns, brutal crusades and epic brawls, and profiles of the fascinating people...


Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War

by Robert Gellately

A chilling, riveting account based on newly released Russian documentation that reveals Joseph Stalin’s true motives—and the extent of his enduring commitment to expanding the Soviet empire—during the...


The Devouring Dragon

by Craig Simons

China's rise is assaulting the natural world at an alarming rate. In a few short years, China has become the planet's largest market for endangered wildlife, its top importer of tropical trees, and its biggest...


Against All Odds

by Phil Ashby

In West Africa's War-Ravaged Sierra Leone No One Was Getting Out Alive.

It Took the Courage of One Man to Change the Odds.

By 1990, Sierra Leone, once hailed as the 'Athens of West Africa', had degenerated into...


World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945

by Carlo D'Este & John S. D. Eisenhower

Recounts events in the Mediterranean during World War II, including how the inexperienced Americans gained combat experience and learned to work together with the British.